Western Australia, Australia
Kelton Pell is an Indigenous Australian stage, TV and film actor, perhaps best known for his role as the court liaison officer, Sam Wallan in the SBS legal drama The Circuit set in north-western Australia. Pell is from Western Australia.
Pell has been a stage presence in the theatre since 1985, performing for the Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre, the Black Swan Theatre Company and the Sydney Theatre Company. Many of these performances were of plays which grew from indigenous themes.
In 2000 Pell along with Ningali Lawford and Phil Thomson wrote a show for the Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre called Solid, whose premiere performance was at the Perth International Arts Festival. Because of its sensitive indigenous subject matter, before the premiere the play was performed for, and to the approval of, 2000 Indigenous Australians.
Recently Pell performed in several productions of the Stephen Page directed Bloodland, a play with a Romeo and Juliette type story. The play features traditional languages and Pidgin English, as well as song and dance.As to versatility, he has even been in performances of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream .
Kelton Pell is a familiar face on Australian television, having been seen in the young TV show Bush Patrol and the SBS series, The Circuit, a legal drama set in the Kimberley. In 2012 he starred in an episode of the highly regarded TV series, Redfern Now, as a well-to-do Indigenous Australian living in Redfern, whose life seems to be exemplary, though he has been receiving government benefit money fraudulently.
|2001||One Night the Moon||Albert Yang|
|2002||Confessions Of A Headhunter||Vinnie, the artist||short film|
|2002||Australian Rules||Tommy Red|
|2003||Cold Turkey||Old Man|
|2007||The Turtle||Pop||Short film|
|2009||Last Ride||Ranger Lyall|
|2009||Aunty Maggie and the Womba Wakgun||Uncle Peter||Short film|
|2009||Bran Nue Dae||Mean Drunk|
|2011||Mad Bastards||Mad Dog|
|2015||Redfern Now: Promise Me||Raymond||Television film|
|2015||Looking for Grace||Detective|
|2016||Red Dog: True Blue||Durack|
|2017||Nobody's Child||Jimmy||Short film|
|1996||The Adventures of the Bush Patrol||Wazza|
|1998||Minty||Jack||Episode: "If I Were You"|
|2007–2010||The Circuit||Sam Wallman||12 episodes|
|2011||Cloudstreet||Bob Crab||3 episodes|
|2012||Redfern Now||Raymond||Episode: "Raymond"|
|2013||Hard Rock Medical||Uncle Albert||Episode: "Other Side of the Fence"|
|2014||The Moodys||Fred||Episode: "Australia Day"|
|2014||The Gods of Wheat Street||Odin Freeburn||6 episodes|
Pell has won the following awards:
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